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Juan Carlos Garrido Fernández (born 29 March 1969) is a Spanish football manager.

Juan Carlos Garrido
Juan Carlos Garrido 2019.jpg
Garrido in 2019
Personal information
Full name Juan Carlos Garrido Fernández
Date of birth (1969-03-29) 29 March 1969 (age 50)
Place of birth Valencia, Spain
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Teams managed
Years Team
1993–1998 El Puig
1998–1999 Onda
2002–2003 Villarreal B
2004 Villarreal B
2008–2010 Villarreal B
2010–2011 Villarreal
2012–2013 Club Brugge
2013–2014 Betis
2014–2015 Al Ahly
2016–2017 Al-Ettifaq
2017–2019 Raja Casablanca
2019 Al Ain

Football careerEdit


Born in Valencia,[1] Garrido started managing at only 24, his first club being local amateurs El Puig Club de Fútbol. In the 1998–99 season he coached CD Onda in Tercera División as the side was Villarreal CF's farm team, a club to which he would be closely associated in the following years.

In 2003, Garrido led the reserves – Onda was now an independent team – to a fourth division promotion, then was in charge of them for a couple of months in 2004, also in that tier. In late January 2008, he replaced sacked Juan Carlos Oliva at the helm of Villarreal B, eventually leading them to the 11th position in Segunda División B and achieving a first-ever Segunda División promotion in the following campaign.[2]

On 1 February 2010, Garrido was appointed first-team manager following the dismissal of Ernesto Valverde after a 0–2 home loss against CA Osasuna.[3] On 26 April, before the season in La Liga was over, he was handed a contract set to expire in June 2011;[4] The side finished in seventh position but, after RCD Mallorca was deemed ineligible for participation in the UEFA Europa League by UEFA due to financial irregularities, the Valencians took its place.[2]

In his first full season at the helm of Villarreal, Garrido led the club to the fourth place in the league, with the subsequent qualification to the UEFA Champions League.[5] The team also reached the semi-finals in the Europa League, being ousted by eventual winners FC Porto.[6][7]

In 2011–12, Garrido and Villarreal could not manage one single point in the Champions League,[8] and the latter ranked dangerously close to the relegation zone in the league in that period.[9] On 21 December 2011, following a 0–2 home loss against CD Mirandés for the campaign's Copa del Rey (1–3 on aggregate), he was sacked.[10]

Club Brugge / BetisEdit

On 15 November 2012, Garrido replaced fired Georges Leekens at Club Brugge KV.[11][12] He was relieved of his duties in September of the following year, replacing fired Pepe Mel at the helm of Real Betis two months later;[13] on 19 January 2014, after only nine official matches and only one win, he was himself sacked after three consecutive losses – the last one in the league 0–5 at home to Real Madrid – and with the Andalusians ranking dead last.[14]

Africa / Saudi ArabiaEdit

On 8 July 2014, Garrido was appointed at Al Ahly SC in the Egyptian Premier League. Late into the month, he led his new team to a 1–0 win against Séwé Sport de San-Pédro for the CAF Confederation Cup[15] which the club eventually won, also conquering the Egyptian Super Cup; on 3 May 2015, however, he was dismissed.[16][17]

On 6 November 2016, Garrido was appointed manager of Ettifaq FC in the Saudi Professional League, signing a seven-month deal with an option for another season according to result and team performance. In the ensuing summer he switched clubs and countries again, joining Raja Casablanca from Morocco.[18] His first game in charge of the latter took place on 10 September 2017, in a 1–1 away draw against Olympique Club de Khouribga.[19]



  1. ^ "Juan Carlos Garrido". Goal. Retrieved 26 May 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Juan Carlos Garrido metió al Villarreal en Champions un año antes del descenso" [Juan Carlos Garrido got Villarreal in Champions one year before the relegation]. El Correo de Andalucía (in Spanish). 2 December 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  3. ^ "El Villarreal destituye a Valverde y Juan Carlos Garrido toma el mando" [Villarreal fire Valverde and Juan Carlos Garrido takes charge]. Marca (in Spanish). 1 February 2010. Retrieved 26 May 2010.
  4. ^ "Villarreal reward Juan Carlos Garrido with contract extension". Daily News and Analysis. 26 April 2010. Retrieved 26 May 2010.
  5. ^ "Fútbol.– Garrido (Villarreal), tras asegurar la cuarta plaza: "Hemos hecho más grande al club"" [Fútbol.– Garrido (Villarreal), after confirming the fourth place: "We have made the club greater"] (in Spanish). Europa Press. 11 May 2011. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  6. ^ Porto triumph as four-goal Falcao stuns Villarreal; UEFA, 28 April 2011
  7. ^ Porto hold off valiant Villarreal to reach final; UEFA, 5 May 2011
  8. ^ Pérez, Javier (22 December 2011). "El Villarreal despide a Garrido" [Villarreal fire Garrido]. El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Villarreal, de la Champions al infierno" [Villarreal, from the Champions to hell]. ABC (in Spanish). 15 May 2012. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  10. ^ "El Villarreal destituye a Juan Carlos Garrido" [Villarreal fire Juan Carlos Garrido] (in Spanish). Villarreal CF. 21 December 2011. Archived from the original on 8 January 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  11. ^ "Garrido confirmed as new Club Brugge coach". UEFA. 15 November 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2012.
  12. ^ "Spanjaard Garrido is nieuwe Club-coach" [Spaniard Garrido is new Club coach] (in Dutch). Sporza. 15 November 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2012.
  13. ^ "Juan Carlos Garrido, nuevo entrenador del Real Betis" [Juan Carlos Garrido, new Real Betis manager] (in Spanish). Real Betis. 2 December 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  14. ^ González, Nacho (19 January 2014). "El Betis destituye a Garrido y apuesta por Calderón" [Betis fire Garrido and bet on Calderón]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 19 January 2014.
  15. ^ "Garrido wins his first Confederation Cup match with Ahly". BBC Sport. 27 July 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  16. ^ "Egyptian giants Al Ahly sack coach Garrido". BBC Sport. 4 May 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  17. ^ Krichen, Akram (4 May 2015). "Al-Ahly fire Juan Carlos Garrido". Star Africa. Archived from the original on 5 May 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  18. ^ Juillard, Patrick (21 June 2017). "Juan Carlos Garrido nouvel entraîneur" [Juan Carlos Garrido new manager] (in French). Football 365. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  19. ^ Rubio, Quique (10 September 2017). "Garrido debutó con el Raja Casablanca con un empate" [Garrido made debut with Raja Casablanca with a draw]. Diario AS (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 September 2017.

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